On her birthday, the puritan Lady Windermere is told that her husband is probably having an affair with the mysterious Mrs Erlynne, a woman with a terrible reputation. Yet Lord Windermere forces his wife to invite the infamous woman to a ball.
Oscar Wilde is one of the most quotable authors that ever existed, and of course this play is yet another example of his unparalleled wit. Here's a great quote that can be found in this play: "My own business always bores me to death. I prefer other people's". There are many more to find throughout the text.
Lady Windermere's Fan is very well-structured, though, like most comedies, slightly predictable. In the end, the play allows Oscar Wilde to express all his contempt for society, good-manners, and marriage. Few people do it as well as he.